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File this story under read with some discretion or "synth rumour alert". Either way it's exciting to think that Roland might be resurrecting the SH-101 classic mono bass synth as a Boutique.
Cremacaffé are the makers behind some of the most innovatively designed desktop stands for synths and music machines we've seen. They are made from plywood and feature rubber anti-slip feet.
This new 2.2 firmware update has given the Moog Minitaur analog bass synth a shot in the arm with new LFO waveforms, sample and hold and now you can save up to 128 presets via the editor/librarian.
DJs are perhaps more guilty than most entertainers for taking cheesy posing promo shots. This website has catalogued some of the better ones.
Elektron have just released 1.0.4 firmware update for Digitakt users with some useful changes and bug fixes. Of note are speed and performance issues, extended chromatic mode, and more bug fixes.
Korg's Gadget has come to the Mac desktop and in this short video, Hollin Jones guides you through adding modules, programming beats and synth lines to make a track in a couple of minutes.
There's 6 seriously cool Reaktor goodies from Flintpope which are 100% Free for just a few days longer. Check out all 6 below and grab them while you can.
It's not a big update fully of new features, but it'll be most welcomed by those who've come across the issue and wanted a fix. Maschine 2.6.7 solves this bug.
With a focus on stability and performance (read: bug fixes) Apple have released a free update for MainStage 3.3.1. Definitely worth checking out if you use Logic and perform live.
This strictly time limited deal gives you 60% off an AskAudio Academy subscription and 50% off the Spectra DAC. Take advantage of it while you can before 21 July!
The BandLab Link Analog is an audio interface designed to complement the virtual, cloud-based music / DAW platform, BandLab, which has over 1.5 million users.
Sporting a new type of Apple Loop, editable Drummer Loops, and additive effects in Alchemy, Apple's free update: Logic Pro X 10.3.2 packs a punch and a number of smaller enhancements and fixes.
This new Audio Unit host for Mac musicians, Live Performer, is ideal if you don't need a full-blown DAW when playing live, but want some advanced MIDI features and audio processing.
Imagine being able to increase the length of your synthesiser's step sequencer from 32 to 512 steps. Loopop has a nifty hack using the Arturia KeyStep which does so for the Moog Mother 32.
The follow-up to the Gravity pack, Vocalise, version 2 is packed with 3 GB of vocal inspiration. And if you purchase Gravity before 25th July you get Vocalise 2 for free!
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